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Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca Governments will host a week of programming celebrating Juneteenth and Black liberation. County and city employees are encouraged to participate in each event and will gather for an employee lunch featuring Black-owned small businesses showcasing the Di…

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ITHACA, NY -- After growing up in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico and recently getting her master’s degree at Arizona State University, Herianna Valenzuela moved to Ithaca with her husband. Her brother-in-law lives here, her husband grew up nearby, and when she came to visit two years ago, she fe…

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ITHACA, NY -- The annual Tompkins County-wide Soap for Hope collection drive of personal care products is now underway through the end of June 2021 to benefit the Samaritan Center of Catholic Charities Tompkins / Tioga. The drive collects much-needed personal care items that the Samaritan Ce…

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ITHACA, NY -- The Democratic primary is coming up on June 22, so the Ithaca Times talked with candidates in the contested races on this year’s ballot. Marty Hiller and Robert Cantelmo are running for Ward 5 to replace outgoing council member Deb Mohlenhoff. Incumbent Cynthia Brock is re-runn…

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ITHACA, NY -- The proposed project at 401 E State St. hit a snag when it appeared before the Board of Zoning Appeals on June 1 to seek a height variance. McKinley Development Company is proposing a 340,000 square-foot apartment building that would be home to 267 parking spaces and 347 reside…

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ITHACA, NY -- Ithaca’s Common Council officially approved the establishment of the Community Justice Center (CJC) at its June 2 meeting. The CJC will be a collaboration with Tompkins County to work toward the implementation of the 17 shared recommendations of the Reimagining Public Safety plan.

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Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 81 has endorsed the re-election of Cynthia Brock as First Ward Alderperson of the Ithaca Common Council. Democratic Primary early voting begins June 12-20 at the Board of Elections. Primary voting day is June 22 in neighborhood locations.

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Ira Rosen has seen and told his fair share of stories in his nearly 25 years as a CBS “60 Minutes” producer. In total, Rosen has spent 53 years following stories as a writer and journalist, which has earned him two Peabody Awards, four Depont Awards, 24 Emmys and the Hillman Prize for his re…

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ithaca, ny -- The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed one positive student case of COVID-19 at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School. We have notified those individuals who are close contacts that we will be sharing their information with the TCHD and that public health nurs…

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ITHACA, NY -- A sign is taped to the Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru that reads: “Store closing at 5 p.m. due to short staffing. Apply at wolakgroup.com.” A giant sign in the doorway at Wegmans advertises open interviews. Downtown businesses remain unopened as they struggle to find workers.

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ITHACA, NY -- Ithaca Police arrested Anthony Coyne, 24, of Ithaca in connection with the shooting on Hudson Place on May 26 during which one or more suspects shot into a second floor apartment. Police responded to Seneca Street Parking Garage around 12:30 p.m. on June 3 to locate Coyne who a…

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ITHACA, NY -- A person was transported to a hospital via helicopter with serious injuries after being stabbed at the west end of the Commons in the early morning of June 3. The police were called after the victim was able to walk to a gas station and have someone call 911 around 4:39 a.m. 

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ITHACA, NY -- Ithaca Police were called to the Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services building after a man threatened people with a knife. Police arrived at the building at 334 W State Street at about 12:15 p.m. after reports that a man was wielding a knife inside the public lobby of the buildin…

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ITHACA, NY -- The Ithaca City School District Board of Education addressed myriad concerns from residents who claimed the COVID vaccine is an “experimental injection,” that the school district was forcing children to get vaccinated, and that the students were part of a “study” in which some …